First Look at the MasterCase Pro 3
The MasterCase Pro 3 is almost identical to the MasterCase Pro 5, except it is a bit smaller. The official dimensions of the case are 467x 235 x 505 mm and it weighs in at 23.6 lbs being made mostly of SECC steel and plastic. One thing I’ve noticed about the MasterCase Series cases is the steel is thicker and seems better quality than most cases. The MasterCase is currently only available in the Dark Metallic Grey color.
Starting at the front of the case, towards the top you will find all of your connections and buttons. You have a centrally-located power button, smaller reset button, two USB 3.0 ports, HD audio connections, and a small hard drive activity LED.
The rest of the front of the case is all mesh, which allows for great airflow. This mesh section is very easy to remove, just pull up on it from the bottom and it will pop off. This allows you to easily clean it and do any maintenance on the fans you have installed in the front of the case. Cooler Master includes a 140 mm intake fan with this case, and you can fit a second one if you want. The front of the case also has support for water cooling radiators up to 280 mm. Both the top and front of the case has removable radiator mounts, which make it easy to install radiators or fans outside of the case.
The top of the case is very functional in that you can have your system be more silent or open it up for better cooling. By default you have a top panel with a cover on it. But you can easily remove the cover to reveal a mesh filter.
You can actually remove the top part of the case. You do this by sliding it back off of the case. This reveals the same radiator mount in the front of the case, which supports water cooling radiators up to 240 mm or two 140 mm fans. You can see that the radiator mount is held into place by thumbscrews so it is easy to remove. We can also see the handles on the top of the case a actually steel not plastic.
The MasterCase Pro 3 features a large side panel window that will allow you to show off all of your hardware. On thing that is interesting about the side panel window is that that bottom part where your power supply will be, there is actually a black piece that goes across. This gives the illusion that there is actually a full power supply cover in the case. This section of the side panel window can be remove if you don’t want to use it.
Moving around to the back of the case we can see that each side panel is held in place with thumbscrews, this will make getting inside the case easy. Towards the top of the case we have the second fan that is included with the case which is another 140 mm fan. The rear of the case will support a 120 mm fan if you wanted to swap the 140 mm out. Moving down we have our expansion slots and power supply mount at the bottom. There is a removable fan filter that slides out from the bottom of the case.
The bottom of the case has two large feet that will lift the case off the ground to provide good airflow for your power supply. The two large feet are metal and have rubber on the bottom so your system stays in place.